Christian Zacharias

Christian Zacharias

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
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Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 (Cadenzas: Christian Zacharias): II. Andante
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat, 'Emperor' Op. 73: Adagio un poco mosso
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Piano Sonata No. 16 in C545: I. Allegro
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Klavierkonzert Nr.1 C-dur op.15: II. Largo
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Singles

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332: II. Adagio
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Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 118: Non Presto
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Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 544: Cantabile
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Biography

Christian Zacharias

Christian Zacharias (born 1950 in Jamshedpur) is a German pianist and conductor. Zacharias studied piano with Irene Slavin and Vlado Perlemuter in Paris. He won second prize at both the Geneva Competition in 1969 and the Van Cliburn Competition in 1973. After winning the Ravel Competition in Paris in 1975, he launched an international career. He has performed chamber music with such partners as the Alban Berg Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet, the Leipzig String Quartet, Heinrich Schiff, and Frank Peter Zimmermann. He made many recordings, among them a 1979 recording of 33 sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, the complete Schubert piano sonatas, and the complete Mozart piano concertos (available on EMI classics). He began his conducting career in 1992 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva. He made his US debut in 2000 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since 2000, he has been artistic director of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Since 2002, he has been principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and since 2009 he has been an Artistic Partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.